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Clearance Letter

A clearance letter indicates that a name and date of birth check, you have no Local Criminal Records with the City of Turlock. This is a local check only and in NOT based on fingerprint comparison.

In order to obtain a clearance letter for a local criminal records check you will need to appear in person with a valid form of identification. (see valid forms below)

If you have a criminal arrest record with Turlock Police Department, you will need to request an arrest record letter and not a clearance letter.

Fee: $15.00

Acceptable forms of Identification

One of the following (primary forms of photo ID):
  • Valid California driver's license
  • Valid DMV Identification Card
  • Valid out-of-state driver's license

If one of the above is not available, ONE OR MORE of the following (secondary forms of identification):
  • State government issued Certificate of Birth
  • U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card (000 10-2)
  • U.S. Passport
  • Federal government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
  • Dept. of Defense Common Access Card
  • U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs ID Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce
  • Marriage Certificate (Government Issued Certificate)
  • U.S. Government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Foreign Passport with appropriate immigration docs (INS Card)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
  • INS I-551 Resident Alien Card issued since 1997
  • INS I-688 Temporary Resident ID Card
  • INS I-688B, I-766 Employment Authorization Card

  • If SECONDARY form of ID is provides, must also provide TWO of the following supplemental documents:
  • Utility bill (showing current residence address)
  • Jurisdictional voter registration card
  • Vehicle registration card/title
  • Paycheck stub with name/current residence address
  • Spouse/parent affidavit
  • Cancelled check or bank statement
  • Mortgage documents



  • For questions about getting a clearance letter, please contact:

    Turlock Police Records
    244 N. Broadway
    Turlock, CA 95380
    (209) 668-5550 ext 6600

    Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM




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